The House committee on good government and accountability may cite former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in contempt for advising his sister, Ilocos Norte governor Imee Marcos, to skip the hearings on the alleged anomalous use of the province’s tobacco excise tax collection.
This was disclosed Wednesday (June 28) by committee chair Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel in a radio interview.
“It will be the committee who will decide whether we will cite former Senator Marcos for contempt,” Pimentel said in a radio interview,” he said.
Imee has admitted that Bongbong advised her to snub the congressional investigation on Ilocos Norte’s questionable purchase of P66.45-million worth of vehicles using tobacco funds because she might be detained by the House.
Lawmakers already detained six provincial officials of Ilocos Norte for their failure to answer questions regarding the procurement of vehicles.
Pimentel has warned Imee that she will be detained if she skips the next hearing scheduled on July 25.